TCU Falls in Finale at No. 23 Oklahoma State


Feb. 26, 2018


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STILLWATER, Okla. -- TCU women's basketball played well offensively, but rebounding was key in an 85-72 loss to No. 23 Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Monday night in both teams' regular-season finale.

TCU (18-11, 9-9) shot at 50 percent much of the night, but went cold late and couldn't control the glass as Oklahoma State (20-9, 11-7) had a 48-33 rebounding advantage. TCU's 9-9 Big 12 finish is tied for its best since joining the league.

Toree Thompson led the Frogs with a TCU career-high 18 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including three 3-pointers. Amber Ramirez and Jordan Moore were also in double figures with 13 and 14 points, respectively.

In addition to the rebounding advantage, Oklahoma State also shot 23 free throws compared to TCU's 11. Loryn Goodwin led the Cowgirls with 30 points and had more free throws at 11-of-14 than all of TCU at 9-of-11.

Combined with West Virginia's loss at Baylor on Monday night, TCU will be the No. 5 seed at this weekend's Big 12 Championships. The Frogs will play either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State, dependent on results Tuesday night in the Big 12.

Defining Moments
TCU shot 69 percent (11-of-16) in the first quarter and led 25-24 after Moore beat the buzzer with a layup. However, the Frogs started the second quarter just 1-of-8 and trailed by nine points midway through the period.

The Frogs forced the Cowgirls into four turnovers and just 2-of-7 in the final five minutes of the second quarter, cutting the deficit to 40-37 at halftime.

Oklahoma State would use a 12-2 run in the third quarter to pull back ahead by 10 points, but TCU didn't go away. The Frogs made three 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to five, 73-68, with 5:32 remaining.

However, the Frogs would miss their next nine shots and go 3:28 without scoring before Thompson made two free throws with 52 second remaining. By that point, OSU had pulled ahead by 15 points as TCU shot just 26 percent (5-of-19) in the final quarter.

Stat of the Game
18 -- Oklahoma State outrebounded TCU, 48-33, including 18 offensive boards that led to 18 second-chance points. On the other side, TCU had just nine offensive rebounds and nine second-chance points.

Quote of the Game
"We (TCU and Oklahoma State) have both had great years. I think the difference tonight was rebounding, especially their second-chance opportunities, and the free throw differential and they won both of those." - Raegan Pebley

Up Next
As the No. 5 seed in the Big 12 Championships this week, TCU will play at 11 a.m. on Saturday against the No. 4 seed at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, The No. 4 team will be Oklahoma if the Sooners lose at Texas on Tuesday, or Oklahoma State is the Sooners win at Texas.

 

 

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